Elizabeth Newman was born in 1962. Her work engages with questions concerning the philosophical and social conditions of art and representation, using painting, installation and found objects to articulate an idiosyncratic subjective position. Her work is fortified by the weight of theory, but far from heavy-going, the tone in all of her work being warm, engaging and affective. Through the careful manipulation of her chosen materials, Newman pares each artwork to its bare essentials, eliminating what she regards as unnecessary in order to reveal certain structural, abstract and epistemological truths.
Elizabeth Newman has held regular solo exhibitions since 1986 and has been included in group exhibitions around Australia and in New Zealand, Czech Republic, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. She recently held a solo exhibition, Is that a No? at Griffith University Art Museum in Brisbane.